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Increase of Vehicle Break in and thefts

Law Enforcement 14 Jun, 2023 Follow News

Increase of Vehicle Break in and thefts

Police are investigating a number of incidents in recent weeks, where vehicle windows have been smashed and items stolen. Commonly stolen items include tools, electronics and money.

Many incidents are opportunistic, where thieves have taken advantage of access to unlocked vehicles. However, 14 incidents involved vehicle windows being smashed to obtain items, all of which occurred at night time, across George Town district.

As such, police are reminding the public how to keep your vehicle and possessions safe, and avoid being a target of theft:

1. As a general rule, don't leave valuable items in your vehicles.
2. If you have to store items in your vehicles, ensure they are not visible when your car is unattended.
3. Always secure windows and lock the doors of vehicles when they are unattended - especially overnight.
4. Park vehicles in well-lit areas and if possible in places with security cameras or security officers on sight.
5. Where possible, record serial numbers and keep photos of your valuables, so that they can be identified more easily if a theft does occur and for insurance purposes.

The RCIPS is investigating these incidents and is encouraging all members of the public to report any such incidents to the police, by contacting 9-1-1, or your nearest police station.

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